Toyota is recalling 83,725 model-year 2022 Lexus NX250, NX350, and Toyota Tundra vehicles due to a parking brake issue. The Skid Control ECU within the brake actuator assembly may falsely detect too much current going to the electronic parking brake actuator. The system then enters a failsafe mode that prevents the driver from engaging or disengaging the parking brake. A parking brake that cannot be engaged while in Park may result in a vehicle rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by October 31, 2022. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control ECU.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.